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Milwaukee County v. Mary F.-R., 2012AP958, affirming an unpublished court of appeals opinion; case activity Majority opinion by Justice Crooks; concurrence by Chief Justice Abrahamson; additional concurrence by Justice Ziegler (joined by Justices Roggensack and Gableman) The issues in this case spring from State v. Post, 197 Wis. 2d 279, 318-319, 541 N.W.2d 115 (1995)(“persons committed under… Read More

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Review of unpublished court of appeals decision; case activity Issues (composed by On Point) 1. Whether there was sufficient proof that Mary F.-R. evidenced a “substantial probability of physical harm” to herself or others and was therefore dangerous under Wis. Stat. § 51.20(1)(a)(2). 2. Whether Wis. Stat. § 51.20(11) is an unconstitutional violation of equal… Read More

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Milwaukee County v. Mary F.-R., 2012AP958, District 1, 10/2/12; court of appeals (1-judge, ineligible for publication), petition for review granted 2/11/13; case activity Ch. 51 Commitment – Sufficiency of Evidence Evidence held sufficient to uphold commitment, on issue of “dangerousness,” State v. Poellinger, 153 Wis. 2d 493, 507, 451 N.W.2d 752, (1990), applied:  ¶12      Here, the County had to prove… Read More

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State v. Gerald L. Lynch, Jr., 2006 WI App 231, PFR filed 11/6/06 For Lynch: David R. Karpe Issue:  Whether statutory ineligibility for Earned Release, § 973.01(3g), for homicide by intoxicated use violates equal protection given eligibility for driving while intoxicated but not causing death or great bodily harm. Holding: ¶18      Applying this standard, we conclude there is… Read More

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State v. Jeremy P., 2005 WI App 13 For Jeremy P.: Adam B. Stephens Issue/Holding: Because mandatory sex offender registration for certain juvenile offenders, §§ 938.34(15m)(bm) and 301.45(1m), is not punishment it does not violate procedural due process, ¶¶8-15. The court’s retention of discretion in administering registration defeats a substantive due process claim, ¶22. An equal protection… Read More

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State v. Roland Smart, 2002 WI App 240 For Smart: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether sentencing-guideline disparity for driving while intoxicated under guidelines adopted by local counties pursuant to § 346.65(2m) violates equal protection or due process. Holding: Sentencing guideline disparities need be supported only by rational basis for equal protection purposes, as “(i)t is… Read More

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State v. Roland Smart, 2002 WI App 240, PFR filed 9/24/02 For Smart: Donald T. Lang, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether sentencing-guideline disparity for driving while intoxicated under guidelines adopted by local counties pursuant to § 346.65(2m) violates equal protection or due process. Holding: Sentencing guideline disparities need be supported only by rational basis for equal protection purposes, as… Read More

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State v. Joseph E.G., 2001 WI App 29, 240 Wis. 2d 481, 623 N.W.2d 137 For Joseph E.G.: Susan E. Alesia, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether § 301.45(1m) (1997-98) violates equal protection and substantive due process in failing to excuse juveniles convicted of false imprisonment from sex offender registration. Holding: ¶12 In contrast to the… Read More

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